First Half of the Expanded 28-Truck Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals Field Announced
By Monster Jam Media
Feb 13, 2013

First Half of the Expanded 28-Truck Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals Field Announced
2012 World Champions Max-D and Northern Nightmare Headline the Stacked Line-up

AURORA, Ill. (Feb. 13, 2013) – Feld Motor Sports® announced today the first 14 of 28 Monster Jam® trucks that will compete at the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World FinalsSM XIV, presented by NGK Spark Plugs, on March 22-23.  The Monster Jam World Finals takes place at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas and will culminate with the crowning of two world champions.

With the 10th-Anniversary celebration of Max-DSM continuing, Tom Meents will be gunning for another championship behind the wheel of Max-D as the most decorated Monster Jam World Finals competitor of all time and the current Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion.  Northern NightmareSM, driven by Cam McQueen, made history at the 2012 Monster Jam World Finals by winning the World Freestyle Championship and sat atop the point standings inside Sam Boyd Stadium longer than any competitor in the history of the competition.

“We’re celebrating a decade of destruction, and I’m looking forward to capitalizing on Max-D’s 10th Anniversary with the ultimate goal of taking home two more Monster Jam World Finals Championships,” said Tom Meents, 10-Time Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals Champion and driver of Max-D.  “The expanded field of Monster Jam trucks takes the level of competition to an entirely new level.”

It will be a year of firsts for the event, starting with the expansion from the traditional 24 Monster Jam truck field to 28.  Below are the first 14 of the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals competitors (line-up subject to change):

  1. Max-DSM – Tom Meents (Reigning World Racing Champion)
  2. Northern NightmareSM – Cam McQueen (Reigning World Freestyle Champion)
  3. Advance Auto Parts GrinderSM – drivers John Seasock (Racing) and Lupe Soza (Freestyle)
  4. Avenger – Jim Koehler
  5. Bounty Hunter – Jim Creten
  6. Captain America – Chad Fortune
  7. Captain’s Curse® – Alex Blackwell
  8. El Toro Loco® – Marc McDonald
  9. Grave Digger® – Dennis Anderson
  10. Lucas Oil Crusader – Linsey Weenk
  11. Madusa®  – Madusa
  12. Monster Energy – Damon Bradshaw
  13. Monster Mutt®  – Charlie Pauken
  14. Grave Digger The Legend® – Adam Anderson

In another first, the 2013 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals Young Guns ShootoutSM winner will receive an automatic bid into the field of elite Monster Jam trucks filling the 28th and final spot to compete for the Racing and Freestyle Championship on Saturday, March 23.

The Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals is a culmination of an intense season of competition from January to March where drivers sped, crushed, and occasionally flipped their way, in front of capacity crowds, into the field of competitors that will converge on Las Vegas at the end of March.
The Qualifying Races will take place in conjunction with the Double Down, in which fans can upgrade their 2013 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals experience with access to Friday’s activities including a private Pit Party, BBQ, Young Guns Shootout, and merchandise by “doubling down.”  The Double Down will take place on Friday, March 22 and packages can be purchased at http://www.unlvtickets.com/eventInfo/spe/309/monster-jam-world-finals/.  
For more information on the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World FinalsSM presented by NGK Spark Plugs, log onto www.MonsterJam.com.  Updates will be posted all weekend long on Facebook.com/MJOnline and Twitter.com/MonsterJam.

About Feld Motor Sports®
Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment.  Feld Motor Sports productions include Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross and Nuclear Cowboyz®.  Feld Motor Sports is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment.  For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit  www.feldentertainment.com.